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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 116--118

Study of “Discard Rate” of Whole Human Blood: Useful Blood Center Quality Indicator


Gopeswar Mukherjee, Sandipan Ghosh, Sumitra Halder, Subrata Mondal 
 Department of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Center, North 24 Parganas District Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gopeswar Mukherjee
Department of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Centre, North 24 Parganas District Hospital, Jessore Road, Barasat, Kolkata - 700 124, West Bengal
India
Sandipan Ghosh
Department of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Centre, North 24 Parganas District Hospital, Jessore Road, Barasat, Kolkata - 700 124, West Bengal
India

Background: Blood is a valuable, life-saving material which should not be discarded or wasted to have the required blood supply to the patients. Aims and Objectives: The aim of the present study is to find out the major causes of blood discard from the blood center so that preventive strategies can be undertaken by proper training of blood center personnel, awareness of blood donor motivators. Materials and Methods: In this study, the number of discarded blood units and the total number of units collected have been taken from blood center registers for each year and then the discard rate has been calculated. Results: Discard rate has been found more in this study due to transfusion transmissible infections positive cases in comparison to discard due to insufficient quantity. No discard due to other causes recorded in the Blood Centre Registers. Conclusion: From this study, it is concluded that proper screening of blood donors by proper medical examination and donor counseling are very important in this connection. Moreover, proper training of the blood center personnel and blood donor motivators are equally important.


How to cite this article:
Mukherjee G, Ghosh S, Halder S, Mondal S. Study of “Discard Rate” of Whole Human Blood: Useful Blood Center Quality Indicator.J Sci Soc 2018;45:116-118


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Mukherjee G, Ghosh S, Halder S, Mondal S. Study of “Discard Rate” of Whole Human Blood: Useful Blood Center Quality Indicator. J Sci Soc [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Jul 18 ];45:116-118
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